civilized world

noun

: everywhere people live in well-organized and developed societies
a person known throughout the civilized world

Examples of civilized world in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To the British, the U.S. declaration of war was a stab in the back at a time when the United Kingdom was waging war against French tyranny and barbarism on behalf of the entire civilized world. Foreign Affairs, 31 Oct. 2012 His writing took readers to the last remote spots of an increasingly civilized world, and into the misery and poverty of that supposedly civilized world. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023 The better to create the perception that America is a violent dystopia in need of authoritarian correction; a civilized world that Democrats cannot deliver. Rich Logis, The New Republic, 19 Apr. 2023 In Lévy’s view, Vladimir Putin’s barbarism in Ukraine an attack on the entire civilized world. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Apr. 2023 This is important for the entire civilized world. Katya Soldak, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2023

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“Civilized world.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/civilized%20world. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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